Standard 3: Recognize significant events, figures, and contributions of Islamic, Meso and South American, and Sub-Saharan African civilizations.

General Information
Number: SS.912.W.3
Title: Recognize significant events, figures, and contributions of Islamic, Meso and South American, and Sub-Saharan African civilizations.
Type: Standard
Subject: Social Studies
Grade: 912
Strand: World History

Related Benchmarks

This cluster includes the following benchmarks.

Related Access Points

This cluster includes the following access points.

Independent

SS.912.W.3.In.a
Identify significant people and beliefs associated with Islam, such as Muhammad, Islamic law, and the relationship between government and religion.
SS.912.W.3.In.b
Identify major differences in beliefs and principles of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
SS.912.W.3.In.c
Recognize effects of Islamic military expansion through Central Asia, North Africa, and the Iberian Peninsula, such as the Crusades, the capture of Jerusalem, and conversion of the Mongols to Islam.
SS.912.W.3.In.d
Identify factors that led to the expansion of Islam into India, such as traders, missionary activities, invasions, and the introduction of the Islamic faith to Hindus in India.
SS.912.W.3.In.e
Recognize achievements, contributions, and key figures associated with the Islamic Golden Age, such as in medicine (Avicenna), mathematics, and philosophy (Averroes).
SS.912.W.3.In.f
Recognize key developments in Islamic history, such as the form of government (caliphate), the formation of different religious groups—Sunni and Shi'a, and the importance of slave trade.
SS.912.W.3.In.g
Recognize effects of the European response to Islamic expansion, such as the Crusades and Reconquista.
SS.912.W.3.In.h
Recognize effects of the European response to Islamic expansion, such as the Crusades and Reconquista.
SS.912.W.3.In.i
Identify the growth of sub-Saharan African kingdoms and empires, such as Ghana, Mali, or Songhai.
SS.912.W.3.In.j
Recognize significant characteristics of Ghana, such as salt and gold trade, matrilineal inheritance, rise of Islam, and slavery.
SS.912.W.3.In.k
Recognize significant characteristics of Mali, such as gold mining, salt trade, and slavery.
SS.912.W.3.In.l
Identify characteristics associated with Songhai, such as gold, salt trade, Sankore University, and provincial political structure.
SS.912.W.3.In.m
Recognize major characteristics of developments in East, West, and South Africa.
SS.912.W.3.In.n
Recognize factors that led to the fall of the empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai, such as disruption of trade and internal political struggles.
SS.912.W.3.In.o
Identify legacies—such as religion, astronomy, and architecture—of the Olmec, Zapotec, and Chavin on later civilizations.
SS.912.W.3.In.p
Recognize major civilizations of Mesoamerica and Andean South America, such as Maya, Aztec, and Inca.
SS.912.W.3.In.q
Recognize the roles of people in Maya, Inca, and Aztec societies, such as class structures, family life, warfare, religious beliefs and practices, and slavery.
SS.912.W.3.In.r
Recognize common characteristics of the major civilizations of Meso and South America, such as agriculture, architecture, astronomy, mathematics, and government.
SS.912.W.3.In.s
Recognize common characteristics of the major civilizations of Meso and South America, such as agriculture, architecture, astronomy, mathematics, and government.

Supported

SS.912.W.3.Su.a
Recognize a significant person or belief associated with Islam, such as Muhammad or Islamic law.
SS.912.W.3.Su.b
Recognize a difference in beliefs or principles of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
SS.912.W.3.Su.c
Recognize an effect of Islamic military expansion through Central Asia, North Africa, and the Iberian Peninsula, such as the spread of Islam.
SS.912.W.3.Su.d
Recognize a factor that led to the expansion of Islam into India, such as traders, missionary activities, invasions, or the introduction of Islamic faith to Hindus in India.
SS.912.W.3.Su.e
Recognize that achievements in the Islamic Golden Age included advancements in many areas of learning.
SS.912.W.3.Su.f
Recognize a key development in Islamic history, such as the form of government (caliphate), the formation of different religious groups—Sunni and Shi'a, or the importance of slave trade.
SS.912.W.3.Su.g
Recognize that the Crusades were a key European response to Islamic expansion.
SS.912.W.3.Su.h
Recognize that the Crusades were a key European response to Islamic expansion.
SS.912.W.3.Su.i
Recognize the growth of sub-Saharan African kingdoms and empires.
SS.912.W.3.Su.j
Recognize a characteristic of Ghana, such as salt and gold trade, matrilineal inheritance, rise of Islam, or slavery.
SS.912.W.3.Su.k
Recognize a characteristic of Mali, such as gold mining, salt trade, or slavery.
SS.912.W.3.Su.l
Recognize a characteristic associated with Songhai, such as gold, salt trade, Sankore University, or provincial political structure.
SS.912.W.3.Su.m
Recognize a major characteristic of developments in East, West, and South Africa.
SS.912.W.3.Su.n
Recognize a factor that led to the fall of the empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai, such as disruption of trade or internal political struggles.
SS.912.W.3.Su.o
Recognize a legacy—such as religion, astronomy, or architecture—of the Olmec, Zapotec, or Chavin on later civilizations.
SS.912.W.3.Su.p
Recognize a major civilization of Mesoamerica and Andean South America.
SS.912.W.3.Su.q
Recognize a role of people in Maya, Inca, and Aztec societies, such as class structures, family life, warfare, religious beliefs and practices, or slavery.
SS.912.W.3.Su.r
Recognize a common characteristic of the major civilizations of Meso and South America, such as agriculture, architecture, astronomy, mathematics, or government.
SS.912.W.3.Su.s
Recognize a common characteristic of the major civilizations of Meso and South America, such as agriculture, architecture, astronomy, mathematics, or government.

Participatory

SS.912.W.3.Pa.a
Recognize that religion influences culture.
SS.912.W.3.Pa.b
Recognize that there is more than one religion.
SS.912.W.3.Pa.c
Recognize that religion influences culture.
SS.912.W.3.Pa.d
Recognize that religion influences culture.
SS.912.W.3.Pa.e
Recognize an achievement or contribution of Asian, African, or Meso-American civilizations.
SS.912.W.3.Pa.f
Recognize an achievement or contribution of Asian, African, or Meso-American civilizations.
SS.912.W.3.Pa.g
Recognize people fight for their religious beliefs.
SS.912.W.3.Pa.h
Recognize people fight for their religious beliefs.
SS.912.W.3.Pa.i
Recognize change of leadership over time.
SS.912.W.3.Pa.j
Recognize an achievement or contribution of Asian, African, or Meso-American civilizations.
SS.912.W.3.Pa.k
Recognize an achievement or contribution of Asian, African, or Meso-American civilizations.
SS.912.W.3.Pa.l
Recognize an achievement or contribution of Asian, African, or Meso-American civilizations.
SS.912.W.3.Pa.m
Recognize an achievement or contribution of Asian, African, or Meso-American civilizations.
SS.912.W.3.Pa.n
Recognize change of leadership over time.
SS.912.W.3.Pa.o
Recognize an achievement or contribution of Asian, African, or Meso-American civilizations.
SS.912.W.3.Pa.p
Recognize that there were civilizations in different parts of the world.
SS.912.W.3.Pa.q
Recognize different roles of people.
SS.912.W.3.Pa.r
Recognize an achievement or contribution of Asian, African, or Meso-American civilizations.
SS.912.W.3.Pa.s
Recognize an achievement or contribution of Asian, African, or Meso-American civilizations.

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